Ilford Delta 100 - 35mm Film
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Delta is a modern emulsion from Ilford and this is the daylight-rated variant- created with finer grain to provide sharp black and white images with excellent contrast.
While this means the 35mm film is slightly less forgiving of wide exposure latitudes, the professional results when you nail the exposure will blow you away!
To understand more about the details above you can check out our film guide or if you want some inspiration then head over to our page on choosing your next film. And if you want the full details about the film, including technical information, read about Ilford Delta over on EMULSIVE.
Ilford was founded in 1879 in the English town of the same name. They are B&W royalty in the photography industry thanks to their 140-year heritage and their support for photographers with chemicals and development as well as film. In the mid-20th Century they produced several well-regarded camera lines (including one given to Princess Elizabeth that was later stolen!) but today they are focused on producing the best films and development processes that they can.
For more information about the brand check out our bio of Ilford
Sample shots (c) Ric Capucho
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When you buy your camera film from us we can ship it across the UK, Europe, USA, New Zealand, Australia and Canada (more countries planned soon!) So buy your Ilford Delta Film 35mm B&W ISO 100 today and dive back into the fun of 35mm film photography!
Ilford Delta 100 is part of Ilford’s Delta range of films. They all have a more “modern” emulsion. Which means, sharper, smoother and finer grain. We wanted to see for ourselves. So, we put a roll of Ilford Delta 100 in the Hasselblad X-Pan and took it out around Loughborough Junction.
Our shots have very fine, sharp grain. We were particularly impressed with the gain considering this is 35mm film.
Delta 100 handles the highlights, mid tones and shadows equally well. This is a very smooth looking film.
Compare it to a film with a classic grain structure, like Ilford FP4. You can see a marked difference when it comes to detail and crispness.
Decided to try out some double exposures with this film as I wanted the dramatic black & white look, and it definitely delivered! Lovely fine grain and came out really well. I over-exposed all the second exposures by one stop to give it an extra lift & developed as normal, no problems whatsoever. Big fan of all Ilford stocks & this is another great one to try!
This is not your traditional Ilford HP or FP film. This is a more modern "tabular grain" film. So rather than the traditional moody, grainy images you get extremely sharp, effectively grain free photographs. This is not always the look I go for, but when I do I choose Delta 100.
This film is great for landscapes where very detail is captured, and also every nuance in the shades of grey. If the sky is overcast, that will be reproduced if exposure is correct. For portraits, this will reproduce facial features and hair texture perfectly, again with a look very different from the more traditional B&W films.
Perfectly complements older films like FP4+ and is happy to be pushed a couple of stops. Sample images shot with Praktica BX20S, CZJ 35-70 lens.
Last time I really played with film, Delta was one of those newfangled fads which obviously weren't really needed with the likes of FP4 already available. But, it obviously stuck around so, yesterday, I finally got round to shooting my first ever roll of the stuff.
It's sharp. Probably sharper than my old Contaflex with its 1950s Tessar glass.
It's accurate. The somewhat overcast day and old, weathered, stone were captured perfectly perfectly, with the film not imposing anything on the pictures that wasn't there.
It's almost grain free. On 2.5x3.7k scans from 35mm you JUST start noticing what may be grain, or may be the limit of scanning, at 100% crop.
It's also surprisingly tolerant on exposure. On the mountains I added a polariser but forgot to reset the metering (not TTL) for the couple of stops difference. The Delta just shrugged and made a good attempt anyway!
I can't see it becoming an everyday film simply because of price but it's certainly one I'll be keeping a roll or two of and can't wait now to try out all the combinations - 100 and 400, 35mm and 120.
Camera: Contaflex Super with Zeiss Tessar 50mm / Pro-Tessar 115mm.
Developed: ID11 stock for 8:30